Saturday, July 14, 2007

Anna's 1st trip to the Dentist

There's been a lot going on, but I just haven't had time on the computer to blog about it. I also won't have pictures for a while because Tommy destroyed our digital camera last night. We're not quite sure what he did to it, or even how he managed to do it! Boys.

So, Anna had her first dentist appointment last Saturday. She was really nervous, so I bribed her with an early birthday present if she got through the visit without freaking out or crying. The staff was super nice and they gave Anna all sorts of free stuff like, a t-shirt, little flossers, Disney Princess toothbrush, tons of toothpaste, and coins that she can redeem for prizes on her next visit. I was worried about the condition of her teeth, but after looking at the initial x-rays, everything looked good. The dentist came in and took a look at her top two teeth (the chipped ones) and ordered a panoramic x-ray to see how far along her permanent teeth were, as well as her molars. They normally don't do this until after the child turns 6, but since Anna would be 6 in less than a month, they went ahead and did it. (I'm so glad they did, because we would have had to go back in a couple of months to do it, and it would have been expensive!) Her top 2 teeth should be the next to fall out, which I am SO happy about! Anna was a trooper and did REALLY well. She only freaked out once when the hygenist pulled out her tooth scraper thingy to do her cleaning. Way to go Anna! Oh, and Anna lost another tooth at the bottom on Thursday, so that makes 4 teeth lost in less than 10 months!


Gab said...

Good for Anna! I know that these days they do so many things to make kids feel comfortable.

And sorry to hear about your camera. If you want, I could probably let you use my old one -- it can be a teensy quirky and for awhile now it's really going through batteries, but still takes fine pictures.... Let me know.

randivon said...

She is such a trooper. I don't remember the dentist when I was a kid but that just sounds scary to think about. Way to go Anna!